Several Hollywood celebrities have reacted to the large-scale Russian invasion and the resulting humanitarian crisis currently unfolding in the Eastern European country Ukraine.
So far, 137 people have lost their lives in the invasion, according to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy.
The most active response from any Hollywood celebrity comes from Sean Penn, who is currently in Ukraine working on a documentary about Russian aggression in the country.
Zelenskyy’s office shared on ‘Facebook’, “Sean Penn demonstrates the courage that many others lack, especially Western politicians. The director has come to Kyiv especially to record all the events currently unfolding in Ukraine and to tell the world the truth about Russia’s invasion of our country.”
Wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, who is currently best known for playing ‘DC’ supervillain/anti-hero Peacemaker on the ‘HBO Max’ series, tweeted, “If I could somehow another to invoke the powers of a true Peacekeeper, I think now would be a good time to do so.”
The “Marvel Cinematic Universe” Hulk Mark Ruffalo remains involved in philanthropy and humanitarian efforts.
“Sending love and good prayers to all innocent people in Ukraine, Russia and Europe who are caught in this sad and corrosive moment of asymmetric violence and destruction, especially the young people. You have nothing made to deserve this perverse and obscene show,” he tweeted.
Craig Mazin, the Emmy Award-winning creator of HBO’s “Chernobyl” miniseries about the nuclear disaster in northern Ukraine, has commented on the Russians’ capture of the plant.
“Awful. The only positive outlook I can find is that Putin knows he needs these men and women to maintain the factory because only they know how to do it. It’s better than him. ‘surrender. But it is undeniably a sick method. at gunpoint,” he wrote.
Jared Leto tweeted: “To my friends and family in Ukraine, I am heartbroken that this conflict has escalated so devastatingly. Please be very careful and be as safe as possible. you and your loved ones, chaotic thoughts and disruptive weather.”
Penelope Cruz, who expressed concern for Ukrainian children by sharing a UNICEF post on her Instagram Stories, wrote: “More than anything else, what Ukrainian children need now is peace .
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